Upcoming Events

  • Fair February 2021
    Jan
    28

     FAIR FEBRUARY:

    DATA SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL GOOD 

    January 27 – February 12, 2021

    Fair February is a three-week event that will consist of a series of talks presented by both keynote speakers and young researchers on topics at the intersection of social and computational sciences.

    Week 1: Computation and Health

    Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Chen, Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics (BCBI)

    Week 2: Computation and Social Welfare

    Keynote Speaker: Daniel Björkegren, Department of Economics, Brown University

    Week 3: Computation and Democracy

    Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Forestal, Department of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago

    We also invite any Master’s and Ph.D. students, as well as postdoctoral researchers to present their work. Student presentations will be limited to 10, 20, or 30 minutes. We encourage researchers in areas like sociology, economics, or political science to present their research as well.


    If you are interested, or for more information, please contact Shahrzad Haddadan . Organized by Shahrzad Haddadan, Marie Schenk, and Crisitina Menghini.

    Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Thursday, Jan. 28, 1:00 PM

    Tom Kirkwood, PhD

    Campus for Ageing and Vitality

    Newcastle University

    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

     

    “Title TBA”

  • A practicing physician, Ashish K. Jha, M.D., MPH, is recognized globally as an expert on pandemic preparedness and response as well as on health policy research and practice. He has led groundbreaking research around Ebola and is now on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, leading national and international analysis of key issues and advising state and federal policy makers. He came to the Brown School of Public Health after leading the Harvard Global Health Institute and teaching at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jha has published more than two hundred original research publications in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the BMJ, and is a frequent contributor to a range of public media. He has extensively researched how to improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care, focusing on the impact of public health policy nationally and around the globe.

    Before joining the Brown School of Public Health, Dr. Jha was a faculty member at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) since 2004 and Harvard Medical School since 2005. He was the Faculty Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute from 2014 until September 2020. From 2018 to 2020, he served as the Dean for Global Strategy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

  • How do innovators bring their ideas to life? 

    Join the Carney Institute for a conversation with William Martin, Ph.D. ’95, Global Therapeutic Area Head of Neuroscience at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Martin will discuss the practical challenges of bringing great scientific ideas to real-world solutions.

    This conversation will be moderated by Diane Lipscombe, Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Director of the Carney Institute, and Christopher Moore, associate director of the Carney Institute.

    Watch previous conversations on the Carney Institute website .

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, Research
  • Interested in public health engagement in the Brown community? Passionate about helping others including your peers? Want to learn more about the project committee? If so, come to the first general body meeting of the Public Health Project Committee of the semester (a part of the PH DUG) to learn about our public health initiatives and how to get involved! The meeting will take place virtually on Zoom. The meeting will be on Friday, January 29 at 3:30pm EST. We hope to see everyone there! The link for the event is below.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Information Session, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Feb
    1
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Advance-CTR Qualitative Drop-In Sessions

    233 Richmond Street, Room 223

    Advance-CTR offers complimentary Drop-In Sessions to clinical and translational researchers and related staff at Brown, URI, and the affiliated hospital systems.

    During these sessions, Rochelle Rosen, PhD, is available to assist investigators with questions related to qualitative methods research.

    No advance reservations are necessary - come by our Drop-In Sessions with your research questions! 

    Advising, Mentorship, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program.

    The national deadlines for the 2021 Boren Awards are:

    Boren Fellowships (graduate level): January 27, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST

    Boren Scholarships (undergraduate level): February 3, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST

    Boren Awards funding may be applied to programs starting as early as June 1, 2021 or as late as March 1, 2022,

    Advising, Mentorship, Careers, Recruiting, Internships, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, International, Global Engagement
  • In this talk, Dr. Brandon Andrew Robinson will be discussing their newly released book Coming Out to the Streets: LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Based on interviews and ethnographic fieldwork in central Texas, Coming Out to the Streets looks into the LGBTQ youth’s lives before they experience homelessness—within their families, schools, and other institutions—and later when they navigate the streets, deal with police, and access shelters and other services. Through this documentation, Brandon shows how poverty and racial inequality shape the ways that the LGBTQ youth negotiate their gender and sexuality before and while they are experiencing homelessness. To address LGBTQ youth homelessness, Brandon contends that solutions must move beyond blaming families for rejecting their child. In highlighting the voices of the LGBTQ youth, Coming Out to the Streets calls for queer and trans liberation through systemic change.

    Awareness, Coming Out, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, LGBTQ Center, LGBTQ, Queer, Social Sciences
  • Feb
    4
    Are you intimidated by the prospect of preparing your tax return? Are you confused by the tax forms you received from your institution–or the forms you didn’t? This seminar breaks down how to calculate your taxable income from your salary, stipend, fellowship, grant, and/or scholarships; minimize your tax liability using education tax benefits; and report your income, qualified education expenses, and estimated tax paid on your tax return.
     
    Dr. Emily Roberts is a personal finance educator specializing in early-career PhDs. Through her business, Personal Finance for PhDs, she equips graduate students, postdocs, and PhDs with Real Jobs to make the most of their money. She gives seminars at universities and for associations, interviews PhDs on her podcast, serves as a money coach, and creates courses and workshops on taxes, investing, and more. Emily holds a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University and lives in southern CA with her husband and two children.
    Careers, Recruiting, Internships, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Human Resources, Benefits
  • Feb
    4
    Are you intimidated by the prospect of preparing your tax return? Are you confused by the tax forms you received from your institution–or the forms you didn’t? This seminar breaks down how to calculate your taxable income from your salary, stipend, fellowship, grant, and/or scholarships; minimize your tax liability using education tax benefits; and report your income, qualified education expenses, and estimated tax paid on your tax return. 
     
    Dr. Emily Roberts is a personal finance educator specializing in early-career PhDs. Through her business, Personal Finance for PhDs, she equips graduate students, postdocs, and PhDs with Real Jobs to make the most of their money. She gives seminars at universities and for associations, interviews PhDs on her podcast, serves as a money coach, and creates courses and workshops on taxes, investing, and more. Emily holds a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University and lives in southern CA with her husband and two children.
    Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Human Resources, Benefits
  • The CAAS Rounds committee presents: “Selection Bias in Health Disparities Studies” with Dr. Chanelle Howe

  • Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Are you curious about how Data Use Agreements (DUAs) are being used to facilitate research on today’s hot topics? Jen Welch will discuss DUAs Brown has signed for data related to research on topics such as COVID-19, the opioid crisis, and racial disparities.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, IRB, ORI, OVPR, Research
  • Collaborating across the globe is more critical to scientific progress than ever, and also easier than ever thanks to online tools. Join Torrey Truszkowski and Juliane Blyth from the Office of Research Integrity for a discussion about how to protect your data and ideas when shared internationally. We will also discuss how research data can range from non-restricted to highly restricted within the context of U.S. export control regulation, and what to look out for to ensure you and your collaborators do not run afoul of University policies and federal regulations.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Humanities, IRB, Libraries, ORI, OVPR, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • The Office of Student Accessibility Services is pleased to announce Haben Girma as the speaker for the Brown University 2021 Seaman Lecture. The lecture will take place virtually on February 9th at 12:00 PM ET. Register at https://habengirma.eventbrite.com.

    Join us for an engaging presentation on Haben’s journey as a disability rights advocate and how we can make Brown more inclusive.

    Her lecture is titled Disability & Innovation: The Universal Benefits of Inclusive Design.

    Disabled people are one of the largest underrepresented groups, numbering over 1.3 billion worldwide. Organizations that choose to invest in disability inclusion gain access to a larger audience, provide a better experience for both disabled and nondisabled members, and facilitate growth and innovation.

    The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and TIME100 Talks. President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Chancellor Angela Merkel have all honored Haben. Haben believes disability is an opportunity for innovation, and she teaches organizations the importance of choosing inclusion. The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, and TODAY Show featured her memoir, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

    This event is virtual and participants will receive a zoom link after registration. CART and ASL interpretation will be provided. For any other disability accommodations, please email [email protected]

    Please note that this virtual event, including attendees’ Zoom video, audio and screen name, will be recorded. All or portions of the event recording may be shared through Brown University’s digital channels. Individuals who do not want their identities to be captured are solely responsible for turning off their camera, muting their microphone and/or adjusting their screen name accordingly. By attending this event, you consent to your name, voice, and/or image being recorded and to Brown University reproducing, distributing and otherwise displaying the recording, within its sole discretion.

    Academic Calendar, University Dates & Events, Identity, Culture, Inclusion
  • Please Join Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, for a special conversation with Helene D. Gayle, MD, president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust.

    Dr. Gayle has been president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations, since October 2017. Under her leadership, the Trust has adopted a new strategic focus on closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap in the Chicago region.

    For almost a decade, she was president and CEO of CARE, a leading international humanitarian organization. An expert on global development, humanitarian and health issues, Dr. Gayle spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. She worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues. She also launched the McKinsey Social Initiative (now McKinsey.org ), a nonprofit that builds partnerships for social impact.

    Dr. Gayle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She earned a B.A. in psychology at Barnard College, an M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.P.H. at Johns Hopkins University. She has received 18 honorary degrees and holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington and Emory University.  She serves on public company and nonprofit boards, including The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Brookings Institution, Center for Strategic and International Studies, New America, ONE Campaign, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Economic Club of Chicago. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Council on Foreign Relations, American Public Health Association, National Academy of Medicine, National Medical Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics. She has authored numerous articles on global and domestic public health issues, poverty alleviation, gender equality, and social justice.

    An interactive audience Q&A will follow.

    This is a virtual event. A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants on the morning of February 11, 2021.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, SPH Diversity, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • When and why to write for the public? What should you consider when making your pitch? What does the editing process look like?

    Register for this event.

    Guest panelists and public writers Erin Bartram (historian of 19th-century America, women, and religion), Sarah Scullin (classicist and former managing editor of Eidolon) , and Fatima Husain ’17 (managing producer of the sustainability science radio show Possibly,  host of MIT Abstracts, and MIT PhD student in Geobiology) share their thoughts on what makes for good public writing in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The session is moderated by Charles Carroll, Assistant Director of the Writing Center/Sheridan Center and Visiting Assistant Professor of History, together with Brown University doctoral students Erica Meszaros and Sara Mohr, managing editors of the public scholarship blog The Ratty.

    This online event, open to the public, is presented by the Cogut Institute for the Humanities as part of its 21st-Century PhD series and by the Writing Center/Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning.

    Image: From ground (2010) wool-felt carpet installation by Ann Hamilton in Pembroke Hall

    21st-Century PhD, Humanities, Physical & Earth Sciences, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, Social Sciences
  • In this hands-on workshop, participants will receive feedback on their public writing pitch in small breakout groups from guest public writers Erin Bartram (historian of 19th-century America, women, and religion), Sarah Scullin (classicist and former managing editor of Eidolon), and Fatima Husain ’17 (managing producer of the sustainability science radio show Possibly, host of MIT Abstracts, and MIT PhD student in Geobiology) as well as Charles Carroll, Assistant Director of the Sheridan Center/Writing Center and Visiting Assistant Professor of History, and Brown University doctoral students Erica Meszaros and Sara Mohr, managing editors of the public scholarship blog The Ratty.

    Register.  You must be logged into your Brown University email account to access the form.

    The workshop is open to all Brown University graduate students across disciplines. Preference will be given to participants who attended the first session on February 11. The Zoom meeting information will be distributed to participants the day before the event. Participants will be asked to submit a draft pitch of 2-5 sentences by February 17, noon.

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask additional questions about exploring venues to publish public writing and resources available at Brown University as well as to submit pitches for consideration by The Ratty.

    This workshop is presented by the Cogut Institute for the Humanities as part of its 21st-Century PhD series and by the Writing Center/Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning.

    21st-Century PhD, Humanities, Physical & Earth Sciences, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, Social Sciences
  • Applications are being accepted for the 2021-2022 Tina and Richard V. Carolan Rwanda Research Fellowship. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated, adaptable individual with basic research and computer experience, exceptional initiative and interpersonal skills, and with an interest in global health and social justice, to help build emergency care research capacity in Rwanda.

    This is a full-time 10-12 month (summer 2021-spring/summer 2022) position based in Kigali, Rwanda. Travel, visa, health insurance and living expenses are covered by the fellowship. Past fellows have generally been medical students taking a gap year between 3rd and 4th year although this opportunity is open to public health and graduate students as well. For more information about the fellowship, visit the Brown University Division of Global Emergency Medicine research opportunities page: https://www.brown.edu/academics/medical/about/departments/emergency-medicine/divisions/global/global-emergency-medicine-research

     

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are due by February 19, 2021.

    To apply, please send the following application materials to [email protected]

    • Cover letter detailing your motivation and relevant experience
    • CV/Resume
    • 2 letters of support (ideally one from supervisor during global health work)
    • List of relevant coursework completed
    Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • We have organized the event around the theme of Black women in health leadership with a focus on advocacy, social justice, public health, and medicine. Through this event we hope to uplift and empower the voices of Black women leaders devoted to health equity, advocacy, and public health; as well as engage in a discussion about the various issues that impact the health of the Black community. We hope to offer ideas on strategies to close the gaps that are present within the Black community.

    This moderated event will take place virtually in collaboration with the School of Public Health and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

    Careers, Recruiting, Internships, SPH Diversity
  • Please consider joining the School of Public Health community to virtually gather and watch the Victor Schoenbach Keynote  speaker Dr. Sharrelle Barber at the 42nd Minority Health Conference. The L.E.A.D leadership student group will facilitate a discussion following the keynote. 

    Please RSVP through this calendar invite, more details to follow. 

    SPH Diversity
  • The SPH GSC is very excited to host the Fireside Chat Series! These series will provide a relaxed environment for students and faculty to interact with the guest speaker. We welcome Dean Jha as our first guest on February 25th at 6:30pm EST. Dean Jha will be discussing public health media relations and sharing his expertise on communicating with various media outlets on a variety of platforms.

    Please register here by February 22nd if you plan to attend. You can submit your questions for Dean Jha within the registration form. A zoom link will be provided closer to the event.

    We encourage you to attend what will be a very special evening!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, MeetTheDean, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • This two-part series focuses on speaking skills and strategies that support the “interview” experience, ranging from questions you may be asked in an informal conversation to high-stakes settings such as a job interview. Please register for this event.

    Careers, Recruiting, Internships